China Manufacturing Gauge Shows Decline in January

TODAY: Feb. 1, 2015 PUB DATE: Feb. 1, 2015

BEIJING--China's official manufacturing purchasing-managers index fell to 49.8 in January compared with 50.1 in December, the National Bureau of Statistics said Sunday. It was the first time the index fell below 50 since September 2012 when the reading was also ...

South Korea Exports Fall 0.4 % in January

TODAY: Feb. 1, 2015 PUB DATE: Feb. 1, 2015

By Kwanwoo Jun SEOUL--South Korea's exports declined, but at a slower than expected rate, in January, data showed Sunday. Exports fell 0.4% from a year earlier to $45.37 billion, following a revised 3.6% gain in December, according to provisional data ...

China Posts Disappointing Factory, Services Data -- Update

TODAY: Feb. 1, 2015 PUB DATE: Feb. 1, 2015

By William Kazer China's economy got off to a weak start in 2015 as a gauge of factory activity recorded its first contraction in more than two years in January and the usually strong services sector grew at a slower ...

South Korea Exports Fall 0.4 % in January -- Update

TODAY: Feb. 1, 2015 PUB DATE: Feb. 1, 2015

By Kwanwoo Jun SEOUL--South Korea's exports declined in January to start the year on a weak note, adding pressure on the central bank to ease policy further to spur growth. Exports fell 0.4% from a year earlier to $45.37 billion, ...

China Service Sector Expands at a Slower Pace in January

TODAY: Feb. 1, 2015 PUB DATE: Feb. 1, 2015

BEIJING--China's official nonmanufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 53.7 in January from 54.1 in December, according to the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing on Sunday. The result was the weakest since January 2014 when the index was at 53.4. ...

DISH Surprise Winner in Wireless Spectrum Auction -- 2nd Update

TODAY: Jan. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: Jan. 31, 2015

By Thomas Gryta, Ryan Knutson and Shalini Ramachandran Dish Network Corp. ran away with nearly half of the wireless licenses sold in a record setting government auction, leaving a large slug of the scarce resource in the hands of a ...

U.S. Housing Starts/Building -2-

TODAY: Jan. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: Jan. 31, 2015

Jan 2,188 6.7 1,769 3.3 142.9 1.9 2,136 2.6 1,635 0.9 138.2 -11.0 -2004- Dec 2,050 13.4 1,713 15.4 140.2 1.5 2,081 -0.6 1,620 2.0 155.2 -0.8 Nov 1,807 -12.4 1,484 -10.9 138.1 -23.8 2,093 0.0 1,588 -0.9 156.4 -10.4 ...

U.S. Retail Sales-Historical

TODAY: Jan. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: Jan. 31, 2015

Seasonally adjusted, except Y-T-D, and annual which is not seasonally adjusted. Retail sales in millions of dollars. M-O-M denotes month-over-month. Y-O-Y denotes year-over-year. Source: U.S. Commerce Department. --Retail Sales-- --Retail Sales, Ex-Auto-- M-O-M Y-O-Y M-O-M Y-O-Y Month Level % chg ...

U.S. Industrial Production-Historical

TODAY: Jan. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: Jan. 31, 2015

Changes in percent from prior month, except where noted. R denotes revised. M-O-M denotes month on month. Y-O-Y denotes year over year. Source: U.S. Federal Reserve. Total Index Manufacturing Index M-O-M Y-O-Y M-O-M Y-O-Y % Cap Utilization Month Level % ...

U.S. New Home Sales-Jan 30 -2-

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Aug 1,175 8.0 65 220 551 339 4.3 102 6.3 218.1 272.2 Jul 1,088 -7.8 54 219 490 325 4.5 96 -8.6 212.4 279.2 Jun 1,180 -4.9 74 192 575 339 3.9 105 -8.7 215.7 263.2 May 1,241 4.6 102 ...

U.S. Housing Starts/Building Permits-Historical-Jan 30

TODAY: Jan. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: Jan. 31, 2015

All data seasonally adjusted except actual levels which are not seasonally adjusted. Percent change is from the previous month. R denotes revised. Source: U.S. Department of Commerce. (*) Jan 15-Feb 15 reflect the increase in the universe of permits-issuing places ...

China New-Home Prices Reverse Decline in January Vs. December

TODAY: Jan. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: Jan. 31, 2015

By Esther Fung SHANGHAI--China new-home prices rose in January compared with the month before, reversing eight straight months of decline as home-buying sentiment in the major cities picked up following a loosening of property policies in recent months. Month-on-month, average ...

Australian Conservatives Ousted in State, Another Setback for Coaltion

TODAY: Jan. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: Jan. 31, 2015

By Rob Taylor and Robb M. Stewart A state-election mauling delivered a setback to Australia's embattled prime minister, Tony Abbott, with voters in Queensland adding to an anti-conservative mood threatening his leadership ahead of national elections next year. With his ...

Italian Premier's Candidate Elected President --3rd Update

TODAY: Jan. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: Jan. 31, 2015

By Giada Zampano ROME--Italian lawmakers elected Sergio Mattarella, a constitutional court judge and seasoned politician, as the country's president, giving a big political boost to Prime Minister Matteo Renzi who nominated him. Mr. Mattarella, 73, a longtime politician coming from ...

GFI, CME Terminate Merger Agreement -- 2nd Update

TODAY: Jan. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: Jan. 31, 2015

By Liz Hoffman GFI Group Inc. and CME Group Inc. on Friday agreed to terminate their merger agreement after GFI shareholders rejected the buyout proposal. The move opens the door for rival BGC Partners Inc. to press its own hostile ...

U.S. Wholesale Trade-Historical

TODAY: Jan. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: Jan. 31, 2015

Seasonally adjusted sales and inventories in millions of dollars. R denotes revision. Source: U.S. Commerce Department. -TOTAL SALES- -TOTAL INVENTORIES- -INVTY/ Mo Ago Yr Ago Mo Ago Yr Ago SALES- Level % chg % chg : Level % chg % ...

U.S. Retail Sales-Historical

TODAY: Jan. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: Jan. 31, 2015

Seasonally adjusted, except Y-T-D, and annual which is not seasonally adjusted. Retail sales in millions of dollars. M-O-M denotes month-over-month. Y-O-Y denotes year-over-year. Source: U.S. Commerce Department. --Retail Sales-- --Retail Sales, Ex-Auto-- M-O-M Y-O-Y M-O-M Y-O-Y Month Level % chg ...

CCB Consumer Confidence Survey-Historical

TODAY: Jan. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: Jan. 31, 2015

The monthly consumer confidence survey covers a representative sample of 5,000 U.S. households. The survey is conducted for The Conference Board by TNS, the world's largest custom reserch company Total Present Expected Month Index Index Index Jan 15 102.9 112.6 ...

U.S. ECONOMIC INDICATORS: Housing Data, Latest 6 Months

TODAY: Jan. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: Jan. 31, 2015

Data seasonally adjusted except actual, which is not seasonaly adjusted. Median and average prices for existing and single family homes in dollars. Housing construction and homes sold in 1,000 units. R = revised. (*) data reflect the increase in the ...

U.S. ECONOMIC INDICATORS: Housing Data, Latest 6 Months

TODAY: Jan. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: Jan. 31, 2015

Data seasonally adjusted except actual, which is not seasonaly adjusted. Median and average prices for existing and single family homes in dollars. Housing construction and homes sold in 1,000 units. R = revised. (*) data reflect the increase in the ...